Ghosts, ghouls and friendly-looking spirits were all wandering the streets of King’s Lynn on Wednesday as the popular Halloween-themed afternoon attracted crowds of visitors to the town.
Children were invited to wear their best costumes and take part in the event which was organised by the Vancouver Quarter, West Norfolk Council and Discover King’s Lynn. The annual Spooktacular provides an afternoon of free fun and entertainment for families and hundreds of people arrived for the Halloween Trail’s 3.30pm start, wearing all manner of brilliant costumes and sporting amazing face painting skills.
Special maps were created which the youngsters had to collect from Halloween HQ before heading off around the town centre to find all the answers they needed to complete the trail. On returning, they were all rewarded with tasty treats in their very own Halloween goody bags.
“Our Halloween Trail is always a hugely popular event and it’s brilliant that so many businesses join the fun and make the afternoon really special for everyone taking part,” said Abbie Panks, Vancouver Quarter manager.
Among the young witches, vampires and zombies, there were also a host of special characters from Captain Hook to Cinderella were also to be spotted on the streets adding to the party atmosphere.
The full line-up included Maleficent and Aurora, Cinderella, Anastasia and Drizella, Cruella De Vil, Rapunzel and Mother Gothal, Captain Hook and Tinkerbell, Gaston and Belle and Elphba and Dorothy. They were joined by the popular ‘big witches’ along with live music providing specially-themed music for the afternoon.